Talk:FastTracker 2

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some random comments[edit]

- the way pattern editing works should be discussed in the proper general article about trackers/tracking, not in each and every tracker article.

- I tried to re-phrase some of the badly worded passages, but more work is needed

- the article should discuss, what made ft2 so influential, instead of just claiming it (read: the novelty of the *.xi format, custom DOS GUI with buttons, radio options, sliders, everything on screen at once vs. IT's screen switching etc.)

- the FT vs. IT argument should be made clearer

Release Date[edit]

- I used FastTracker 2 in before April 1992 for a school project, the release date must have been before 1993.Thax (talk) 01:43, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Fast Tracker 3[edit]

This does not mention anything about Fast Tracker 3

  • Fast Tracker 3 doesn't exist - officially at least. The first app called FT3 later transformed into Skale. // Gargaj 01:06, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

The sad part is that Skale Tracker is -- for all intents and purposes -- dead in the water. But then again, that's the fate of every communal effort, ever. The only exceptions I can think off the top of my head are Linux and Freespace 2. But that's it. 128.214.133.2 08:47, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Extension to the above; the open-source Freespace 2 is dead, too. 128.214.133.2 (talk) 10:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Name?[edit]

Is the name "Fast Tracker" or "Fasttracker" or "FastTracker" ?

  • The FILE_ID.DIZ and strings/bitmaps in the exe call it "Fasttracker", the .doc file and saved .xm-s call it "FastTracker". It's never mentioned in two words. // Gargaj 01:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Clones[edit]

Someone want to add a section about the various Windows FT2 clones out there? --Vossanova 20:55, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Will do. //Gargaj 09:43, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
    • Done. // Gargaj 13:37, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
      • Skale Tracker is INDEED FastTracker 3, not "clone"! And please stop removing that from article. The only real existing software called "FastTracker 3 beta" was written by Skale Tracker authors, not by FastTracker 2 ones. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.77.57.215 (talk) 22:22, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

nitrotracker?[edit]

is NitroTracker a clone?

nitrotracker.tobw.net

FastTracker 2 source?[edit]

Does anyone have any information about the FT2 source code? I faintly remember that it was being passed around the circuits back in the day. When I encountered FT2 for the first time -- 2.08, no less, yes I'm slow to pick up new things -- the name rang a bell because I had heard it before. It dawned on me that I'd heard about the source code, not the application. That's all I know about that. Does anyone know anything more about this? By the by, I find it absolutely mind boggling that the source hasn't been released to the public yet. --Tirolion 18:14, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Some claimed to own parts of it, but I haven't heard of anyone having the full source so far... And it's far from mindboggling - chances are that they don't even have it at hand anymore. It's probably on some old hard drive in the attic. // Gargaj 22:42, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

The whole thingamajig was programmed in BP7 and TASM (Borland's Pascal 7 and TurboAssembler, for the un-initiated), so it should be fairly simple to decompile. I wonder why no-one has done so yet. 128.214.133.2 08:47, 30 August 2007 (UTC)